Quick Guide 2
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Quick Guides for Policy Makers - Housing the Poor in African Cities. 2: Low-income Housing

This Quick Guide 2 describes several ways of addressing low-income housing in African cities at the programme and project level. It focuses on well tried methods of improving the housing and living environments of people living in slums and informal settlements, and providing adequate housing for future generations of urban poor.

Key approaches to addressing the housing needs of the urban poor are outlined and alternative strategies are considered for what to do about existing slum conditions and informal settlements, and how to avoid future slums through the production of new housing.